Lincoln Tile

Designer: Elizabeth Carey



  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque.
  2. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  3. Place AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper over the tile.
  4. Place the pattern on top and trace with the pencil.
  5. Squeeze out around 1 tsp SC-15 Tuxedo and SC-16 Cotton Tail onto the palette. These will be your pure black and white.
  6. Squeeze out around 1 tsp of SC-16 Cotton Tail on 3 different sections of the palette.
  7. Add SC-15 Tuxedo to each section to make light gray, medium gray, and dark gray. Since the unfired colors are black and white, the colors you mix will look very similar to how they will appear after firing. Just note that they will get lighter as they dry on the tile.
  8. Using the Script Liner with your palette of glazes, shade from the forehead down to the chin. You can wet your brush to help blend if the glaze is drying too fast. You will need to work fast to get good blending.
  9. Apply a dark gray to the hair and beard.
  10. Add darker and lighter strands of hair using the detail liner.
  11. If you would like to check your progress, you can always lightly spray the tile with some water, and they will darken to their original color.
  12. Shade down the neck.
  13. Glaze the shirt light and medium gray.
  14. Glaze the jacket black.
  15. Using the Detail Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, outline the details.
  16. Using the Soft Fan with SC-16 Cotton Tail, add any extra highlights to the face.
  17. Lightly spray with a water bottle to see if you need to fix any areas.
  18. Let glaze dry.
  19. Using the Soft Fan with NT-BR Clear One Brushing, apply 2 coats to the tile. Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  20. Using the Script Liner with SC-15 Tuxedo, apply 1 coat to the edge of the tile.
  21. Stilt and fire to cone 06.



  • 6” tile


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • NT-BR Clear One Brushing

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-230 Clay Carbon Paper
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • RB-110 10/0 Detail Liner
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Pencil
  • Pattern
  • Spray bottle